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By air

Phu Bai Airport is 12km from the city centre of Hue. There are daily flights connecting Hue to Hanoi (3 flights/day on average, it can be more than 3 flights/day on Festival days) and Ho Chi Minh City (more than 3 flights/day). All of these flights are served by Vietnam Airlines.

For air tickets, tourists can contact VNB Travel Agency for more detail information on departure time and others.

VNB Travel

Address: Room 701, 17T1 Building, Trung Hoa Nhan Chinh Urban Area, Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Local phone: (+84) 4 62510239

Hotline: (+84) 989 383 767

From Phu Bai Airport, tourists can reach the city centre of Hue by catching a taxi or airport mini-bus.

Some Taxi Firms in Hue City which tourists can trust:

  • Mai Linh Taxi: (+84) 54 3898989
  • Phu Xuan Taxi: (+84) 54 3878787
  • Thanh Do Taxi: (+84) 54 3858585

There are airport 12-seat mini-buses with air-conditioned available at Phu Bai Taxi to transfer tourists from airport to the city center and vice versa. After 15 minutes on bus, tourists will get into Hue center. The transfer fee for one passenger is 45,000 VND.

From Hue center to Phu Bai Airport, tourists can contact the telephone number (+84) 54 3826826 to be arranged a mini-bus as required.


By Train

Hue Railway Station is located in the center of Hue City, so it is very convenient for tourists if traveling to Hue City by train.

Hue Railway Station

Address: No.2 Bui Thi Xuan Street, Hue City.

Tel: (+84) 54 3822175

There are daily trains from Hanoi to Hue, which can be listed as SE1, SE3, SE5, and SE7 … It takes about 12 to 13 hours to travel from Hanoi to Hue by train.

Name of train

Departure from Hanoi (hour)

Arrive in Hue (hour)


07.00 pm

08.00 am (the next day)


11.00 pm

10.39 am (the next day)


12.25 pm

01.02 am (the next day)


05.55 am

07.53 pm (the next day)

From Ho Chi Minh City to Hue, there are daily trains available such as SE2, SE4 and SE6 …

Name of train

Departure from HCM City (hour)

Arrive in Hue (hour)


07.00 pm

03.00 pm (the next day)


11.00 pm

04.33 pm (the next day)


12.20 pm

07.10 am (the next day)

Tourists are highly suggested to travel on SE1 and SE3 (from Hanoi) and SE2 and SE4 (from Ho Chi Minh City) because these trains depart in the evening, so tourists can save time by sleeping at nigh on the train.


By coach

There are two main bus stations in Hue:

  • Southern bus station: From here, coaches depart to the Southern Provinces.

Address: 333 An Duong Vuong Street, Hue City

Tel: (+84) 54 3825070

  • Northern bus station: Coaches leave from here to the Northern Provinces.

Address: Huong So, Hue

Tel: (+84) 54 3522716

When visiting Hue City, tourists are offered a wide range of vehicles to travel around. Some are recommended such as mini-bus, taxi, motorbike taxi, or cyclo. Even, tourists can rent motorbike, bicycle or imperial boats at Hue travel agencies. Especially, nowadays, imperial boats have become a popular way to enjoy a wonderful trip on Perfume River. Listening to music and dropping flower garlands or colored lanterns, tourists will appreciate the special flavor of ancient Hue city.